3 were arrested along with RAB members during robbery in Dhaka

Police have arrested three people, including a Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) member, on charges of attempted robbery after stopping a car at the capital Dhaka’s Mohakhali flyover.

Banani Police Station Officer-in-Charge (OC) Noore Azam Mia said that they were arrested in the early hours of Saturday (January 21).

A Yamuna TV vehicle was passing by during the incident in the middle of the night and captured the scene.

According to Yamuna TV report, around 2.30 am their car was passing by Mohakhali flyover when the people gathered asked it to stop. Two people wearing handcuffs were seen there. One’s name is Shahidul Islam, the other is Riyaz. They are uncle-nephews.

They complained that they were renting a car from the airport area. Another car coming from behind stopped their car on the flyover. The four people on board wanted to take them away by showing weapons in the identity of RAB. At one point he was beaten in handcuffs.
Suspicious of the people identified as RAB, the victims started shouting.

Shahidul Jamuna, who is involved in the travel agency business, told Jamuna TV, “They stopped our car and held a pistol through the window. After getting out of the car, he said – we are gold smugglers. We say, ‘check us out’. Then they started beating us. Says, ‘I will shoot and kill’. Then he put handcuffs on his hands. That’s when we started shouting.”

Hearing their screams, a man stopped the car and called 999. And then a policeman was returning home on a motorcycle through that road, seeing the commotion, he came forward to help the victims.

The policeman named Shakib said, “Three people wearing RAB koti were beating two people. Two people were begging to be saved. When the police saw one of the three left the pistol behind the car and crossed the road, the other ran away.”

The mob caught one. The arrested person, named Joy, claims that he works in a garment in Tongi. He met a RAB member named Momin while doing some drug related work. Later Momin made him do some other work. The day of the incident brought Mohakhali to the flyover talking about an operation.

The victims alleged that this victory also beat them up.

A weapon was recovered from the spot, Yamuna Television said, later a team of Banani police station reached the spot. Victims are released from handcuffs on their keys.

On Saturday, the OC of Banani Police Station announced the arrest of a total of three people including Joy.

OC Noore Azam Mia admitted that they were members of RAB but did not want to give any more details.

Source: দৈনিক আজাদী by dainikazadi.net.

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